16 Apr 2015

Fatal head-on crash in Coromandel

11:45 am on 16 April 2015

One person is dead and another has been critically injured in a head-on crash on the Coromandel Peninsula.

Police said the crash happened just before 7am on State Highway 25 between Tairua and Whitianga.

The road was closed for several hours and there were no diversions, causing delays for motorists.

Both lanes re-opened late morning but police said one may need to be closed later in the day.